Ordination News

Ordination News

Celebrating Sandi Michels’ 40th ordination anniversary

The congregation of St. Elisabeth’s and Christ the King invites everyone to join in celebrating the 40th anniversary of the ordination to the priesthood of the Rev. Sandi Michels at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, April 25th, St. Marks Day. Following a celebration of the Eucharist, there will be a reception in the parish hall. Michels was the first woman ordained in the state of Texas. She was ordained to the diaconate at St. Christopher’s in Fort Worth and to the priesthood at St. Clement’s…

Stephanie Moncrieff ordained priest

Stephanie Patterson Moncrieff was ordained to the priesthood on Friday, January 13, 2017, by the Rt. Rev. Jeff Fisher, bishop suffragan of the Diocese of Texas, at Trinity, Fort Worth. The Rev. Patrick J. Miller preached. Watch a slideshow below. Moncrieff grew up in the Diocese of Texas at St. George’s and St. Patrick’s, Houston, and St. Peter’s, Brenham. She graduated from the University of Houston with honors and served as a social studies teacher in Houston Independent School District.…
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Stephanie Moncrieff to be ordained priest at Trinity

The Rt. Rev. Jeff Fisher, Bishop Suffragan of the Diocese of Texas, will ordain Stephanie Moncrieff to the priesthood at 7 pm on Friday, January 13 at Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth. Moncrieff grew up in the Diocese of Texas at St. George’s and St. Patrick’s, Houston, and St. Peter’s, Brenham. She graduated from the University of Houston with honors and served as a social studies teacher in Houston Independent School District. After college, she served as a Sunday School teacher…
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Lisa Neilson to be ordained priest in College Station

Bishop Rayford B. High, Jr. will ordain Lisa Neilson to the priesthood at 11 am on Saturday, October 22 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in College Station. The festal color is white. Neilson graduated from Syracuse University and spent nine years on active duty as an Army officer, then worked for BNSF Railway for over nineteen years. She met her husband, Bob, while serving in the Army in Korea, and they have been married for 28 years. They have two adult children. Heather…
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Andrew Ellison to be ordained priest in Marshall, TX

God willing and the people consenting, the Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr. will ordain Andrew Ellison to the priesthood at 7 pm on Thursday, September 22, 7:00 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church in Marshall, TX. Ellison is a cradle Episcopalian, born and raised in the DFW metroplex, mostly in the Diocese of Fort Worth. He grew up at St. Mark’s in Arlington and Church of the Holy Comforter in Cleburne. Ellison attended college at Texas Tech University, graduating with a Sociology degree in…
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Lynne Waltman to be ordained priest at All Saints’

Bishop Sam Hulsey will ordain Lynne Waltman to the priesthood at 7 pm on Wednesday, September 14 at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Fort Worth. Waltman grew up in Lake Bluff, Illinois. She came to Texas in 1974 for graduate school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Dallas. Her first career was as medical illustrator, which she pursued for 18 years. Her second career was in digital animation and web development. She and husband, Bill, celebrated their 40th…